How the Cycle Works
Use our empty containers as compost bins throughout the week. All that rich organic material comes back to us when we pick up the Bag, gets composted in our facilities, and then goes into our Farms as natural fertilizer. A perfect cycle that results in less going into the landfill, nutrient-dense produce, and low prices for you.
Benefits of Urban Composting
Help Reduce Landfill
Putting food scraps into the trash is like leaving your car idling all day, just for kicks.
But composting isn’t as convenient as turning off your car. Setting it up yourself is hard, can attract unwanted pests, and doesn’t always work. Not all municipal areas have composting programs. Even if they do, it isn’t terribly convenient and takes dedication.
Lettuce makes it not only convenient, but even easier than throwing the scraps into trash.
Compost Collection Tracker
This week we received an average of 7.5 lbs of compostables from customers who do compost.
of food scraps prevented from going into landfills every year per household!
Support Urban Farming
The food scraps you send are composted by Lettuce, creating natural fertilizer that is rich in nutrients.
We are constantly innovating on the most efficient and productive ways of composting.
The compost created goes into Lettuce farms, helping encourage healthy, natural plant growth.
This process creates nutrient dense produce that goes into our deliveries, completing a beautiful, sustainable cycle.
Composting at scale results in the overall reduction in the cost of farming by reducing the cost of fertilizer. But for this to have a true impact, composting needs to become a more common practice amongst urban households. Lettuce enables this to happen. Join in our effort.
Reduce Our Carbon Footprint
The mainstream agriculture industry is one of the worst pollutants in the world. Production, transportation and application of chemical fertilizer is the biggest part of that carbon footprint.
When you compost directly as part of a local farming ecosystem, you are making a meaningful contribution to the reduction of our collective carbon footprint.
Join the movement towards greater urban sustainability.
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